Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Monday.

Saturday I went to Everglades City with a friend of mine named Marlon. Fun guy who loves to ride. We had buffalo hot dogs, stone crabs and BBQ. Followed by a few games of pool at our favorite pool hall / biker bar. Fun day and I ate a ton of good food. I gave up hot dogs a long time ago. But I gave the buffalo on a try. All natural, no preservatives, etc. Good. We found out where the locals got their stone crabs fresh and found it down a rugged pot wholed road. Worth the trip. Sat on the deck behind the market eating fresh stone crab. Then on the way home we stopped for BBQ. Great day.

Sunday Marlon and I were going to go out on his air boat. But alas the wind was blowing too much. So we jumped back onto the bikes and headed to the race track to watch some of his and his friend Brians friends race their motorcycles. Fun. Then off to Key Largo to Gilberts for lobster. Double yum. The weather held, just stayed overcast and we pulled in after 6. Two long days of riding. Over 400 miles in 2 days. My shoulders are killing me. But life is good.

Monday, March 22, 2010

What a week.
I went to a funeral for Poppy on Thursday. Which was also my 32nd anniversary.

I spent a few days last week with my ex boyfriend Bud while his 7 and 11 year olds were in town.
He was also a 30 + yr friend of Poppy's.
I can't handle how much he drinks and I am not willing to put up with his being drunk all the time.
No one should.

Saturday I just laid low and rode around locally. Yesterday I went to another event for Poppy. They gave out really cool t-shirts and I took pictures.

I have ended up taking pictures a few times for Bikes and Beauties magazine. Now hopefully they will hire me. I really enjoy taking pictures.

I also have a second interview at a golf course to be a cart girl. I have experience. The money is good and cash.

I hope this week will be a great one. Now that I finally feel like I am over this chest infection. It feels good to feel good.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I love this holiday. It's all about green beer (yuck), corn beef and cabbage (yum) and just celebrating the fact that I am part Irish.

Today I am lying low trying to get over what ever is wrong in my chest. I either still have an infection in my chest or have pulled a muscle. So no gym for a few days. This is way to painful. The pain radiates from front to back in my upper left chest and trying to invade the right side. My Dr says its a virus that's going around. I personally think this just came back from last month with a vengeance. So anti-inflamatories, a z-pack just in case it is bacterial. I just want the pain gone. I don't sit well.

Last week was tough on a few bikers. One of our dearest friends died from pneumonia. Nice guy. His funeral is tomorrow night. 5 pm viewing with services at 6. He was probably cremated. There will be a celebration of his life after the services. And a ride later in his honor.
Another rider went down after she partied too hard at the fireman's charity event. My take is the girl is nuts drinking and riding her own bike like that anyway. I have seen her in action way too many times out of control doing stupid things. I try and stay away from her when we are riding.

Tomorrow would have been my 32nd anniversary. Not all bad memories and I am glad we are becoming friends now. I say it's about time to let the negative go and go about living our lives and sharing fun times with our grown children. He was down last weekend to celebrate our sons 27th birthday. He rode with us all weekend. Two weekends in a row around each other and no fighting. Works for me.

Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day and a very Happy Birthday to Ray who is a from birth friend of mine. He is 52 today.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Andrew's 27th Birthday!!!!

I can't believe my baby is 27. How did that happen?

We had an awesome dinner at a friends incredible Italian restaurant.
Small, intimate and really good.

My wusband will be in town this weekend for more celebrations for Andrews birthday.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Daytona Bike Week 2010 has come to n end.



We had fun. Froze and wore more leather than I thought I owned.
I loved riding up and back. Layering worked.
The crowds were there but from what I hear about half of what is usually there.

Some of our group loved the shopping but after a day I was over venue crap. See one vendor see them all.
So Sue and James stayed at the venue and partied with friends of ours from down here while the rest of us took off
and rode to St. Augustene and just rode.

It was fun hanging out with my friends and wusband. He rode over and joined us.

I hope you all had a great weekend.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Sunday we had 16 bikes on a ride to Homestead.

Fun times for sure.
We stopped at an old BBQ place that had fantastic food and got our food out quickly.
Then off to the Homestead winery out in the middle of nowhere.
This place was gorgeous. I couldn't believe the courtyard. Gorgeous waterfalls, lots of connected tiki huts with comfy seats and pit areas. They sold their fruit wine. Not grapes. Way too sweet for me and not my type at all. Did I mention expensive.
A few of our group got different bottles of wine, cheese and crackers, yummy ice cream. We had fun. Went on the tour which was a joke if you have ever been on a winery tour.
They were setting up for a wedding, so we took off and headed out for a few places closer to home.

My sweetie and I are working things out. Time will tell. We have a busy month that won't have a lot of time together available.
The picture is of Bud and I. He's tall and snuggly.

I leave for Daytona on Thursday. Half the group wants to leave tomorrow. I have no desire to go up early.
If one of our group can't go (we find out tonight), I will just drive up in my car. Much warmer. It is supposed to be really cold. low 50's during the day and in the 30's at night. BRRRRR. And we are supposed to stay at my house an hour away. Now they want at least a night local in Daytona closer. The other girl in the group is trying to fit way too much in , didn't ask me what I would like to do or the others. I think she is going to be really disappointed and expects way too much of a bike rally that is packed with bikers. The venues are really far apart, etc. I almost would prefer to stay home.

I hope everyone is having a great week.